The Tanzanian Government has voted in new tax legislation which will affect the Tourism industry in Tanzania. All tourism services will be subject to 18% VAT, including: guiding, game drives, boat and walking safaris, park fees, transport and transfers, with effect from 01 July 2016. Additionally, Ngorongoro Crater Area Authorities have increased rates with effect from 01 July 2016 as well.
Therefore, we regretfully wish to inform you of changes to your safaris.
– For existing confirmed bookings until 31 July, the only additional cost passed on to clients will be increased the Ngorongoro Fees and VAT on park/reserve fees.
– For existing confirmed booking after 31 July, or provisional reservations – the increased cost of the Ngorongoro Fees and the new VAT on all services will be calculated and added to any outstanding balance due.
– For new bookings or new requests – VAT and new entrance fees will be included in quotations.
We will be contacting you about the impact on your individual safari within the next days. We ensure you that it is our aim to minimize any additional cost burden as far as we can. We sincerely apologize for this sudden and unexpected news which are entirely beyond our control and thank you for your kind understanding
Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.